— The Caithness Long Island Energy Center Scholarship has awarded more than $326,000 to 275 graduates from Bellport, Longwood, and Patchogue-Medford High Schools since 2007 —

YAPHANK, NY — June 28, 2018 —  Caithness Long Island, LLC, recently awarded $25,000 in scholarships to 26 seniors graduating from Bellport, Longwood and Patchogue-Medford high schools who are planning to further their studies in science, engineering, or the environment. Since establishing the Caithness Long Island Energy Center Scholarship in 2007, Caithness has granted a total more than $326,000 to 275 students at the three high schools, which are near the Caithness Long Island Energy Center, a 350-megawatt combined-cycle, natural gas-fired power station in Yaphank.

The scholarships were presented at the annual seniors’ award ceremonies held at the three high schools. Students qualifying for the scholarships were chosen by their schools based on their academic achievements, and intent to study science, engineering or environmental studies at the college level.

The recipients of the 2018 Caithness Long Island Energy Center Scholarships from Bellport High School’s Class of 2018 are Thomas Brock; Matthew Honce; Marielle Jankowski; Sofia Jordan; Ethan Kerr-Smith; Domenic Nazzaro; Sarah Vaccaro; and Jared Voegle.

Longwood High School graduating students receiving the 2018 Caithness Long Island Energy Center Scholarships are Connie Lin; Alyssa Arbuiso; Brain Nelson; Carolyn Radle; Carolyn Formichelli; Daniel Flores; Christopher Beck; Michelle Maj; and Trinity Manugas.

Graduating seniors receiving the 2018 Caithness Long Island Energy Center Scholarships from Patchogue-Medford High School are Alexander Baginski; Olivia Campo; Jonathan Craig; Christopher Anthony Espiritu; Daniel Gordon; Jenna Jensen; Caitlyn Kiefer; Madeline Miehle; and Andy Nguyen.

“As part of our longstanding commitment to education, Caithness is once again pleased to provide financial assistance to deserving students from Bellport, Longwood, and Patchogue-Medford high schools who plan on careers in science, engineering or the environment,” said Ross D. Ain, President, Caithness Long Island, LLC. “All of us at Caithness wish much success to the Classes of 2018 for continued academic success.”

In addition to the annual scholarship program, Caithness’s commitment to education includes internships, job-shadowing programs, and plant tours to teach local students about modern-power-generation technology, affording them the opportunity to consider careers in energy, engineering, and related fields. Caithness also supports several environmental organizations, nonprofit groups and community-based activities throughout the Town of Brookhaven, and across Long Island.

The Caithness Long Island Energy Center is the region’s cleanest, most energy-efficient and water-conserving plant. The plant utilizes state-of-the-art combined-cycle power generation and advanced air-cooled technology and generates more than 20 percent of Long Island’s power.

Since commencing operations in 2009, Caithness has helped to decrease the region’s carbon footprint substantially. Because it operates in a highly efficient manner and burns cleaner than the older, inefficient power-generating units currently installed on Long Island, Caithness is helping to achieve Governor Cuomo’s goals of a 40 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2030.

About Caithness Long Island, LLC
Caithness Long Island, LLC, is a subsidiary of Caithness Energy, LLC, a privately held,
New York-based independent power producer. For over 30 years, Caithness has been a pioneer in the development of clean, reliable energy. More information can be found at www.caithnesslongisland.com.

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Contact: Don Miller
West End Strategies, Ltd.
516-330-1647
don@westendstrategiespr.com